In 2009, ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER was awarded the contract to deliver all process technologies for the bleached hardwood kraft pulp mill located in Guangdong Province. The mill was started up in September 2011 and reached its nominal average production capacity only four months later (measured as a 30-day moving average). This represents a new "world record" based upon officially available figures of greenfield pulp mills, eclipsing the record set by another ANDRITZ customer in South America. This extremely fast start-up has an important economic element in that it greatly enhances a mill's return on investment.
ANDRITZ's scope of supply included the wood handling system, the fiberline (cooking, washing, screening, bleaching, pulp dryer, and bale finishing), and the recovery island (evaporation, recovery boiler, and white liquor plant). In addition, ANDRITZ was entrusted with the delivery of the stock preparation systems for the mill's new paper machines.